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Tis Sweet To Love: P.14417-R-15

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Current Location: In storage


Tis Sweet To Love
Valentine card


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A small, rectangular white card in landscape orientation with embossed frame and lace-paper borders with a green slip paper behind. A central oval panel is printed in black ink with title and verse: 'TIS SWEET TO LOVE / 'Tis sweet to love - but sweeter still / To be beloved again; / But oh, how bitter is the thought / To Love - yet love in vain. / There's nought on earth, that can compare, / Howe'er severe the pain, / For pangs we feel by loving those / Who love us not again.'. P.14417-R-17 is mounted on the same album leaf and employs the same design but a different verse.

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Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


19th century
Circa 1840 - Circa 1860

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Accession number: P.14417-R-15
Primary reference Number: 215244
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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